New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Eustochium Julia

detail from 'Saint Jerome with Saint Paula and Saint Eustochium', c.1645 by Francisco de Zurbaran; Samuel H Kress Collection, National Gallery of Art

Virgin, born Rome, Italy, c.368; died Bethlehem, 420. She was the daughter of the Roman senator Toxotius and his wife Saint Paula, with whom she, founded the monastic center at Bethlehem under the direction of Saint Jerome. She was learned in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, and many of Saint Jerome’s biblical commentaries owe their existence to her influence. She succeeded her mother as abbess of the nunneries founded by them. Feast, 28 September.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Eustochium Julia”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2018. Web. 17 December 2018. <>